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2 million and counting: Crimson Trace reaches a manufacturing milestone

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Crimson Trace leadership team, with company President Lane Tobiassen (in the middle), place the winners package in the shipping orders.Wilsonville-based Crimson Trace is celebrating 20 years in the shooting industry in 2014. It also noted another milestone recently when the company’s 2 millionth Crimson Trace product — a Master Series grip for a 1911 model semiautomatic pistol — recently shipped to a dealer.

The company marked the milestone by having an executive team prep the item before it was sent out the door. The grip ultimately was purchased by a customer in Illinois, who won an expense-paid trip to Wilsonville to tour the factory where the company’s laser sights, tactical lights and other products are manufactured.

“It’s a great honor to be leading the team on this historical occasion and to be a part of the team that has now produced and shipped more than 2 million Crimson Trace products to our loyal customers across America and around the globe,” said Lane Tobiassen, Crimson Trace president and CEO. “While it may have taken 20 years to reach this important point, with more than 150 products in our line today, and with our expanded production and shipping facilities in place here in Oregon, we will produce and ship the next million products in far less time.”

The company is introducing more than a dozen new products in 2014 with numerous designs on engineering drawing boards for future release.

Since the company was founded in 1994, all its products have been engineered and manufactured in the U.S. Crimson Trace employs more than 150 production specialists, engineers, customer service representatives and marketing and sales staff.

For more information, see crimsontrace.com.



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